Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (485)

Pearse Doherty


497 Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to re-establish the special instance housing scheme for rural areas, in view of the fact that this scheme proved the most cost efficient process of providing social housing in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35267/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

In submitting proposals for funding under my Department's Social Housing Investment Programme (SHIP), it is a matter for each local authority to determine the nature, location and relative priority of individual projects, including projects for meeting housing need in rural areas. There is no separate funding stream for one-off rural houses and local authorities may submit such proposals as part of their overall social housing funding requirements under SHIP.

Question No. 498 answered with Question No. 493.